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“I wanted to commend you and your team on an absolutely outstanding evening. As you saw with your own eyes, it was flawless. Thank you and yours for your efforts at making every detail sing.”

COO/EVP, Corporate Client

 

“Nancy helped us create the most successful event we have ever done. Working seamlessly with our staff and volunteers, she put all of the pieces together necessary to make our fall gala a huge success.  She took us to a new level of fundraising and visibility.”

Michael Rosengarden
A Safe Place, Gala Co-Chair and Board Member /President, Autohaus Automotive

 

“Rikki is professional in every way. She ensured that the entire golf tournament went off without a hitch. From the auction, to sponsors and everything in between, Rikki was on top of the day. It was our best tournament yet.”

Rich Hutchinson
Nativity Prep Golf Tournament Director

 

“You and your team did a great job with our event. In every aspect, the party was a true celebration, and I believe our guests enjoyed themselves immensely.  Thank you to the entire crew, from planning to food to decor to music, it was all truly wonderful.  On to the next event!”

Executive Vice President/Director of Marketing, Corporate Client

 

“Several years ago, we lost our in-house event planner, and had been looking for just the right person who could step in, work in a team-oriented environment and help us take the Legacy Gala to the next level of its fundraising capacity. Nancy had been highly recommended to us by one of our artistic partners, and from our very first meeting we knew we had found the right person. Not only is she detail-oriented and highly organized but also very creative – and she makes hard work fun. Not an easy task in the world of fundraising!”

Silvino da Silva
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts

 

“Rikki brought in four new sponsors and doubled the revenue of our annual gala.  The guests can’t stop raving about the evening. We can’t wait to have her plan our next event! “

Co-Founder, private family foundation

 

“Nancy has the perfect “can do” attitude that inspires confidence – you just know everything will run smoothly.  Nancy is known for her passion for events, her great listening skills and for being a trusted and resourceful partner in the planning process.”

Lynn Leftwich
Parks Ball gala chair, Friends of the Parks

 

“Nancy creates events that help nonprofits inspire excitement, giving and loyalty among donors and strategic supporters.  Volunteers rave about Nancy.  She’s both a great leader and a supportive team player.  She can do it all – logistics, sponsorship, marketing, audience development and more.  She has managed all aspects of celebrations honoring some of Chicago’s most generous philanthropists, and important civic and business leaders.”

Sue Enright
Director of Development, Lakeview Pantry

 

“…your ideas, creativity and resourcefulness are priceless.”

 

“The awards presentation had just the right feeling – heartfelt and personal.”

 

“…positive spirit and great work ethic.”

 

“From creative and design work to budgets, logistics and timelines, our interests were carefully protected under your watchful eye.”

 

“… you gracefully handled a million details simultaneously, and made everything look easy.”

 

“You kept us on task and on budget — ready with a gentle nudge or a calm voice when needed and always with a smile.”

 

“You had it all covered — from decor to scheduling to dealing with vendors – giving us the gift of a carefree and unforgettable night celebration!”

 

“It’s great when someone totally over-delivers on what they promised.  Thank you!”

 

Please note that we do not publish the names of some organizations with whom we work, but we are happy to provide you with professional references.